During the early hours of this Sunday, hundreds of Twitter users located in various parts of the world reported the fall of WhatsApp , a fact that, as usual, became an engine of memes, references to other platforms such as Telegram and criticism of the phone number list service. which ranks as one of the most used in the world. The fall in numbers. At the time of closing this note, the hashtag is located in the second trend within the Mexican market with 95.9 thousand tweets according to data provided by the social network itself. For its part, TweetReach estimates indicate that the last 100 tweets that include the aforementioned tag have generated 1 25.9 impressions with a potential reach of 99 thousand 872 accounts.
For a few minutes that the failure of the instant messaging system lasted, the truth is that in terms of communication and connection time of the phone number list users, much was lost. It is possible to affirm this if we consider that projections delivered by eMarketer, which indicate that this year there will be more than 2 thousand 520 million users of apps of this type worldwide, while data from Visual Capitalist reveal that currently more than 41.6 are sent million mobile messages per minute. In the particular case of Mexico, we have that figures provided by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi) indicate that there are 82.7 million internet users in the country, which translates into about 68 percent of the population.
Of this total, it is estimated that 77 million (that is, 64 percent) are frequent users of WhatsApp. As for the fall, specifically from Downdetector, they indicate that most of the reports were registered at 7 in the morning Mexico City time, where 53 percent of the problems had to do with the impossibility to send and receive messages, while 46 percent reported that the app did not connect. On the other hand, it is important to mention that most of the phone number list problems are reported in European cities, although in North America, Latin America and Asia, the tool ensures a "potential fall risk". To contextualize, it is worth referring to the fact that on January 11 the application registered errors, as well as on December 12 and 10 of last year.